Day 12 Besides the many gardens in the city, Suzhou is also famous for the ancient towns nearby. Tongli is one of them, Luzhi is the other that we were interested in going to. Since I wasn't sure if we could find taxis in those towns easily, and there were five of us, I was going to hire two taxis for the day, so they could take us wherever we wanted. But the two taxis we hailed from the street, one was asking for 650 RMB ($88) for the day, and the other was asking for 600 RMB. I thought that's way too much. So instead of hiring the taxis for the whole day, I only paid them to go to the town and let them go. It worked out well for Tongli. We had no problems finding taxis there to come back to Suzhou, and the ride only cost 90 RMB each way. For Luzhi, it was a different story (see my next episode).